The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lycoming (Propeller), U140416, man killed, 21 May 1887

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Chicago.---While the propeller LYCOMING, of the Anchor Line, was lying at the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific elevator Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, a most terrible accident occurred, which resulted in the killing outright of Edward Friends, third engineer of the vessel. The vessel's machinery was in motion to exhaust the water from its cylinders. Mr. Friends was engaged on some work near the crank pit, when he lost his footing and fell down the shaft. His body was caught in the ponderous machinery, and before it could be stopped he was frightfully mangled, death being instantaneous. The deceased was 25 years
of age, and lived at Buffalo.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. May 26, 1887 p. 5

      LYCOMING Built August 14, 1880 Package Freight Propeller - Sub-contracted to Frederick N. Jones. Wood
U. S. No. 140416 1609 gt -1423 nt 251' x 36' x 15.3'
Reduced to bulk propeller in 1905.
Struck west pier at Rondeau, Ontario, Lake Erie, and burned, October 22, 1910.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Lycoming (Propeller), U140416, man killed, 21 May 1887